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Medieval Selves and Communities: Identities, Discourses, and Connections

updated: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:41am
Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

As we have seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, the human response to trauma and tragedy takes a variety of forms: searching for and creating community, memorializing, lashing out, satirizing, and private mourning among them. In the aftermath of trauma and tragedy—be it a natural disaster, pandemic, revolt, or outbreak of violence--the acts of healing and rebuilding can take substantial time and require focused energy. Those living in the medieval past were, of course, no strangers to pandemics, natural disasters, and political and religious upheavals. How did they (and we) attempt to heal and rebuild after such events?

‘Tolkien’s Medicinal Medieval World: Illness and Healing in Middle-earth’

updated: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 3:11pm
Annie Brust, Kent State University/Geauga
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 6, 2021

This Collection: This collection focuses on and explores the concepts of illness and healing in association with Tolkien’s medieval connections and Middle-earth. Proposals/Articles should explore ideas on how a specific text, character, concept or aspect of the author’s work impacts the world of illness and healing, as characterized by medieval concepts and/or the medieval influence of Tolkien’s worlds/texts.   

IMC 2022 Conflict and Integration: Crossing Medieval Borders

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:43pm
Elisa Ramazzina University of Oxford, Queen's University Belfast
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 5, 2021

International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 4-7 July 2022

 

Organisers: Dr Elisa Ramazzina (University of Oxford and Queen’s University Belfast); Professor Karen Pinto

 

Ancient Greek Sophistry and Its Legacy

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:43pm
Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Special Issue of Humanities: Ancient Greek Sophistry and Its Legacy

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022

Guest Editor:Michael J. MacDonald

Department of English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo

 

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to invite you to consider submitting an original, unpublished essay for a Special Issue of Humanitiesdevoted to the topic of ancient Greek sophistry and its legacy.

Nineteenth-/Twentieth-/Twenty-First-Century Medievalisms. International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2022

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:42pm
Daniel Najork, San Diego State; Robert Sirabian, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2022

 

Special Session: Nineteenth-/Twentieth-/Twenty-First-Century Medievalisms

 

Organizer: Robert Sirabian, UW-Stevens Point

Presider: Daniel C. Najork, San Diego State University

Eating Feeling: Food, Affect, and “Other” Communities in Medieval Literature (ICMS 2022 Kalamazoo; online)

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:42pm
Yea Jung Park & Soojung Choe
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Medieval archives abound with accounts of food-related practices and encounters, with acute attention paid to the food habits of “others” (neighbors, foreigners, pagans) and the impact of communal eating in various social spaces. This session explores the rich intersections of food, affect, and communal identity in the medieval period. We especially welcome contributions that engage with affective responses to the food cultures of “others,” paralleled in the COVID-19 era by the Western world’s alarm at “exotic” foodstuffs, or contributions that focus on sociocultural practices (such as eating together or sharing dishes) long taken for granted but recently destabilized due to the effects of the pandemic.

Festival Food

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 4:04am
Festival Culture Research and Education
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The taste of festivals forms a significant part of our life, and many festivals are associated with religion, remembrance, and prayer. Food during the religious holiday of Christmas can either make or break the holiday spirit; for example, the memory of having the best turkey, the best mince pies, and sitting around the Christmas tree warms many a heart. Carnival, another religious festival that is also a cultural event, has its own traditions regarding festival food.

“Inglese Italianato e un diabolo incarnato” Translation and the Appropriation of Italian Culture in Early Modern England

updated: 
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 12:08pm
Laboratoire Episteme Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 7, 2021

Call For Papers

Renaissance Society of America

Annual Conference, 30 March -2 April, 2022, Dublin, Ireland

“Inglese Italianato e un diabolo incarnato” 

Translation and the Appropriation of Italian Culture in Early Modern England 

 

The Green Knight (2021): Key Critical Perspectives (A Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 12:07pm
International Society for the Study of Medievalism (ISSM)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The Green Knight (2021): Key Critical Perspectives (A Roundtable)

 

The International Society for the Study of Medievalism (ISSM) invites submissions for a sponsored roundtable on David Lowery’s film The Green Knight (2021) for the 57thInternational Congress on Medieval Studies, which will take place online from Monday 9 May to Saturday 14 May 2022.

 

Disney and the Middle Ages (Kalamazoo ICMS 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:52am
Joshua T. Parks
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Walt Disney Company's films, theme parks, and other media are full of people and places coded as medieval, from the Magic Kingdom's castles and fairies to the kingdom of Arendelle in the Frozen films. This session invites papers that examine medievalism in Disney entertainment from a variety of disciplinary and critical perspectives. Papers about Disney’s recently acquired franchises (such as Star Wars, Pixar, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe) are also encouraged.

The 2022 ICMS will be held virtually May 9–14, 2022.

Please submit a 250–word abstract at the ICMS website (https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress/call) by September 15, 2021.

The Sacred and the Secular: Crossovers between Religious Piety and Courtly Love- ICMS 2022 Online (Kalamazoo)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 4:38pm
Maybelle Leung
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

 

Call for Papers— “The Sacred and the Secular: Crossovers between Religious Piety and Courtly Love.”

Special Session at the 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies

(Online: May 9 to 14, 2022)

This session welcomes 15-20 minute papers on any thematic crossover between courtly love or fin amor, a knightly submission to a lady of desire, and affective piety, the envisioned marriage of oneself to Christ.

Pedagogy of the Unpopular: Teaching the Medieval in the 21st-Century Classroom (Roundtable) - ICMS2022

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:16pm
Joanna Shearer (Nevada State College)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Sometimes what we love is unpopular.  In the broadest sense, medieval studies face a cultural reckoning that sees us as irrelevant and unprofitable in contemporary higher education.  Yet, these generalizations ignore the rich worlds that exist in the literature, art, history, etc., that we love so much.  And so, how do we keep the medieval relevant to the 21st-Century student in order to revive our disciplines in ways that are both academically rigorous and imaginatively compelling?  This roundtable seeks presenters who have developed innovative and engaging courses, assignments, and classroom activities to share with other scholars to implement in their own courses.

 

Some topics might include:

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Brut-ICMS 2022

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Friday, July 16, 2021 - 10:39am
International Lawman's Brut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

This session calls for papers that explore ways to incorporate the Brut—Layamon’s Brut and its analogues—into interdisciplinary studies, seeking to situate the Brut in a broader academic and pedagogical context.

Arms and Armour of Romance ICMS 2022 Online (Kalamazoo)

updated: 
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 5:07am
Katie Vernon
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Arms and Armour of Romance

Call for papers: ICMS Online (Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo)

 

Arms and Armour of Romance I: Race and Romance

This session will investigate the depiction of race and ethnicity through arms and armour in romance. Topics could include, but are not limited to, depictions of Middle-Eastern people and their arms in crusading romance, or arms and armour in romance traditions beyond Western Europe.

 

Arms and Armour of Romance II: Religion and Romance

Language, Space, and Place in the Brut-ICMS 2022

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 8:31pm
International Lawman's Brut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Scholarship on the Brut has begun to reexamine the role of space and place in the text’s presentation and readers’ reception of insular history.  The Brut texts provide fertile grounds for such discussions, as much of the legendary history documented in the Brut involves reshaping and redefining insular territory, including descriptions of the island and its wonders, the construction of cities and castles, the renaming of places and cities by rulers and conquerors, among others.  This session seeks proposals that further the critical conversation about territorial and textual space and its relation to language in the Brut and in its analogues.  We are particularly interested in proposals that examine ways the Brut

Romance Epic Meets Technology (Kalamazoo, 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:21pm
Société Rencesvals
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

CFP:  Romance Epic Meets Technology 

The American-Canadian Branch of the Société Rencesvals is pleased to invite scholars from all disciplinary approaches to submit a paper for possible inclusion in a session at the 2022 International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, May 9-14) on the intersection of technology and the medieval romance epic. 

 

Please see the full CFP for further information.   

Tolkien and the Medieval Animal

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:21pm
Kris Swank, Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

"Tolkien and the Medieval Animal"

Call for Paper proposals for a session at the 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo) to be held live on the internet, Monday through Saturday, May 9-14, 2022

NeMLA 2022 Roundtable: Worlds of Care: Medieval and Early Modern Drama and Why It Still Matters Today

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 11:42am
NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Proceeding from the beginning to the end of time, occurring in a ritual space, and focusing on moments of extraordinary joy, suffering, humor, and election, medieval drama maps worlds of vulnerability and interconnectedness.  Its scope has continued to inspire re-enactment and adaptation from Passion Plays and the Mormon Hill Cumorah pageants to Yiimimangaliso, a South African version of the Chester mystery plays stressing truth and reconciliation, and Brandon Jacob-Jenkins’ reworking of the medieval morality play Everyman as Everybody.

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XVII, No. 1-2 /2021

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:22pm
Eurasian Studies Center/“Ovidius” University of Constanta, Faculty of History and Political Science, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XVII, No. 1-2 /2021 invites professors, researchers, and Ph.D. students to submit their research articles and reviews for publication until 1 October 2021.

 

 Our journal is indexed in ERIH PLUS, ProQuest, EBSCO, CEEOL, and Index Copernicus databases (ICValue 2019: 88.14)

UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV

updated: 
Sunday, July 4, 2021 - 4:24pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 9, 2021

The Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies of the University of Virginia's College at Wise announces

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV, September 16-18, 2021

 

Keynote Address

                                                                                                                            Elizabeth Rhodes

                                                                                                                              Boston College

 

Overtones: Ege Journal of English Studies

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:18pm
Ege University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

OVERTONES: EGE JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES
CALL FOR PAPERS

CFP Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAM 2021 (8/1/21; virtual 10/29-30/21)

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAM 2021

2021 Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference

Virtual Event, hosted by Ball State University, 29-30 October 2021

 

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks paper proposals related to the following two topics for inclusion at the 2021 Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference.

Heroes and Heroines in World Literatures: Powerful or Powerless, Fascination, and Purpose

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:14pm
Norfolk State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Description:

What is a hero? Some might define a hero as “someone who gives of himself, often putting his own life at great risk for the greater good of others. Outside of the standard dashing war portraits of men/women facing the gates of Hell, the most heroic are often the most ordinary of people doing ordinary things for a greater humane purpose” (www.guardian.com). According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a hero is “a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.” In World Literatures, sometimes neither of these definitions appropriately define, represent, or determine who or what a hero/heroine truly exemplifies. 

Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAPACA 2021 (7/15/21; virtual 11/10-13/21)

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:04pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAPACA 2021

Panels to run under the Medieval & Renaissance Area

2021 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Virtual Event, 10-13 November 2021

 

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks paper proposals related to the following three topics for inclusion in the Medieval & Renaissance Area sessions at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association.

Monsters of Beowulf (8/1/21; NEPCA virtual 10/21-23/21)

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:40pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Monsters of Beowulf: Past, Present, Future

Session Proposed for the 2021 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area

Virtual event, Thursday, 21 October, through Saturday, 23 October 2021.

Proposals due by 1 August 2021.

 

Decentering the White Male Gaze: Inclusivity and Diverse Voices in Beowulf Studies (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 12:40pm
Richard Fahey - NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Beowulf studies has traditionally been the domain of white male scholars who have historically dominated both the scholarship and translations of the poem. This session seeks to decenter the white male gaze and invites novel perspectives from often marginalized voices in the field to contribute to the many ongoing academic conversations focused on Beowulf.

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